US STOCKS-Wall St flat as Disney weighs; retailers off on sales worries

viernes 27 de noviembre de 2015 13:22 GYT
 

* U.S. market to close at 1 p.m. ET

* Thin crowds at stores as Black Friday kicks off

* Disney biggest drag on Dow, S&P; weighs on media stocks

* Indexes: Dow down 0.05 pct, S&P up 0.08, Nasdaq up 0.2 pct (updates to afternoon, changes byline)

By Sinead Carew

Nov 27 (Reuters) - Wall Street was little changed in light trading on Friday, with consumer stocks falling as investors worried about early reports on the U.S. holiday shopping season and Disney weighed.

U.S. stock markets were scheduled to close three hours early at 1 p.m. ET (1700 GMT) after being shuttered all day Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

"We're going to get today over with and hit the ground running next week," said Brian Battle, director of trading at Performance Trust Capital Partners in Chicago.

Battle said he expected a busy start to next week as investors prepare for the non-farm payrolls report due Dec. 4, which will bring volatility ahead of the Fed's widely expected decision to raise interest rates at its mid-December meeting.   Continuación...